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Notable Alumni

The alumni and alumnae of Weinberg College form a global network engaged in the full range of business, academic, medical, artistic, government, and civic pursuits. These alumni individually or collectively advance world-changing goals. The representative list below only offers a few examples of the many ways in which Weinberg College graduates have made—and continue to make—a difference.

veronica rothVeronica Roth ’10writer of the bestselling Divergent trilogy

Cody Keenan ’02, chief speechwriter for President Barack Obama

William Butler ’05, musician, Arcade Fire

Daniel Pink ’86, bestselling author and cultural critic

John Musker ’75, animation director at Disney

Terry O’Neil ’75, president of the National Organization for Women

Karen Russell ’03, author of Swamplandia! and MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner

Howard Tullman ’67, CEO of Chicago tech incubator 1871

Dan Chaon ’86, novelist and short story writer

Eva Jefferson Paterson ’71, president and founder of the Equal Justice Society

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